LeeBoy, a manufacturer of commercial asphalt paving equipment, and Portable Electric, a manufacturer of portable and mobile e-Chargers and e-Generators, are working together to advance the electrification of the asphalt paving industry.
Introduced at CONEXPO earlier this year, LeeBoy's 8520C E-Paver is a commercial-class electric asphalt paver that utilizes various electric vehicle components and propulsion technologies supplied by General Motors, engineering assistance from Engine Power Source and Powertrain Control Solutions. This prototype serves as a demonstration of the electrification potential within the commercial asphalt paving sector.
During a recent demonstration, the Voltstack 30k, an all-in-one mobile site power and equipment charger, played a key role in successfully charging the 8520C E-Paver. LeeBoy is utilizing the Voltstack 30k unit as both companies collaborate to explore future solutions for paving electrification.
Voltstack mobile electric equipment chargers are designed to promote electric machinery adoption and provide a versatile on-site power solution at construction job sites. The Voltstack 30k e-Charger offers a range of charging solutions while serving as a silent, emission-free on-site power source. Its innovative "Smart Hybrid" feature seamlessly integrates with traditional gas or diesel generators, optimizing efficiency and reducing carbon emissions.
"We are excited to collaborate with Leeboy in electrifying the paving industry,” said Keith Marett, CEO of Portable Electric. “This collaboration marks the beginning of an exciting journey to redefine how paving is done, focusing on efficiency, innovation and the ability to meet future demands of the industry."
“Working with Portable Electric is a significant step forward,” said Chris Broome, senior product manager, LeeBoy. “The Voltstack ecosystem will play a crucial role in ensuring the success of our electric equipment and maximizing uptime on our construction projects. Today, with the Voltstack Level 2 e-Charger, we have the ability to recharge the paver for 15 minutes at Level 2 and get an extra 19 tonnes of asphalt. In terms of future solutions, Level 3 is critical to our success. With Level 3 charging, the same 15-minute charging window will lead to an additional 57 tonnes of asphalt. That extra production will be game-changing.”